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  1. Hello: The cooler is already installed. I had no problems to install it in my Ultra-D. However i have one minor concern: once installed, the base of the heatsink isn't covering the whole surface of my San Diego. The problem is not the size of the HS's base, it is bigger than the IHS. This is what happened: I placed the SI-128 over the CPU after applying a small amount of AS5, the base of the SI-128 covered all the IHS's surface. But when i hooked the two sides of the S-shaped mounting module of the SI-128 in each one of the 2 tabs of the retention bracket (some force needed at this stage), the base of the HS automatically slid a bit and, as a consequence of this sliding, it stopped covering the whole IHS. However the cooler's base still covers almost the total surface of the IHS and my CPU temp is apparently good. See you.
  2. Hello: The SI-128 came this morning, but i won't install it until tomorrow or the Sunday (i am going to move all the components (except the SI-128 of course) from my actual case to a new different one and i haven't much free time to do it). Once installed i'll let you know my experience (i don't expect to have any problem really). According to the SI-128 user's manual that bracket is only for use with AM2. Socket 939 users have to use the stock mobo's bracket. See you.
  3. Thank you, guys. I've ordered it , hopefully i'll have it here in two days. See you.
  4. Hello: I plan to get this fantastic cooler to use it in my signature's rig. I have been reading some info about it (Thermalright site, here, a few reviews too). I've got alarmed after reading this review where the author alerts about installation issues on 2 screws type CPU's retention module bases like the ones of our beloved mobos. The fact is that i haven't understood what the problem exactly is (i am not a native English speaker and i have some limitations on it), but i haven't seen any related to that supposed problem info here. What can you say about this, SI-128 owners? I wouldn't like having to get a different cooler. See you.
  5. That temp is really bad. I have your same CPU, i am using the stock HSF and just now the CPU temp according to MBM5 is 33-35º C at idle. It's the last day of the summer here, I don't know how high is the temp in the PC's room exactly because i have no way to measure it, but probably higher than 25º C. By the way i am not OCing and i have the Cool 'n' Quiet feature enabled.
  6. Interesting thread. I had also heard of the IHS being made of copper. I'd like to go into lapping, but i'm not very skilful and i am scared of trying it, do the job badly and get bad permanent results. I think i'll try to lap an appropriate heatsink's base before trying to do the job with the IHS.
  7. Silentpcreview has published a review of it and the result is a bit disappointing.
  8. I am actually interested. Thank you.
  9. I tried a 120x120x38 mm FFB1212EHE model from Delta in the rear of my case and that thing was a hell. With 190 CFM, 4000 rpm and sucking 24W that thing was an intolerable noise-maker monster. It was late at night when i tried it and my sister was sleeping in the room beside my PC's one. So after tolerating it for about 1 or 2 minutes i remove it. Several hours later I took it back to the shop where i bought it.
  10. I am not sure If i have understood you well, but i think you are trying to tell me that in your opinion there is no way to measure the voltage of the second +12V rail. I've had a look at my PSU manual. It has a little section called "Diagrams of output cable". There i can see all the different connectors of my PSU and how the different voltage rails run through them. I can see there that the +12V1 rail is present in the 20+4-pin main connector, the 4-pin molex, ... But the same diagram shows that the +12V2 (the second +12V rail) is present in the 4-pin +12V connector that is plugged next to the 20+4-pin one on the mobo. Since this 4-pin connector has 2 COM pins and two +12V2 ones i think it is possible to measure the voltage given by the second rail. What do you think? Thank you. EDIT: you posted before i could finish my message, EllisD. I type so slowly in English ...
  11. Excuse me, i haven't expressed myself correctly in my last post. I haven't used the multimeter yet, so there are two steps i haven't walked yet: first, take the measures with the multimeter and then calibrate MBM voltages. But my doubt is still there, maybe the first thing i have to do is to measure the two +12V rails with the multimeter to check if i obtain any significant difference between both readings... Thank you!
  12. Yes, i know the multimeter is necessary to get reliable voltage readings, in fact i bought a digital one some days ago. I was reading the MBM thread yesterday. I installed and set up MBM to work properly with my Ultra-D and my 7600 GT. The only step i haven't done yet is the calibration of the MBM voltages after using my multimeter because i face the same doubt: i measure the two 12V rails with the multimeter, but MBM (like the BIOS) only has one +12V meter. How can i apply the results of measuring two 12V rails to calibrate an unique +12V meter? I have no idea. :confused: Thank you!
  13. Hello DFIers: I am using, like many others, a dual +12V rail PSU, the Enermax Liberty in my case. Since my mobo's BIOS only shows one +12 voltage i wonder to which 12V rail of my PSU it refers: +12V1, +12V2 or maybe the mean of both rails' voltages. I suppose it points to the +12V1, but i am not sure. Thank you in advance!
  14. Morca007, I suppose you already know it, but there is an excellent video-tutorial about the installation of the VC-RE available from these forums.
  15. A little correction: according to the specifications of the Amanda, the dimension of both of its fans is 92x92x32 mm. It can be read in the product's webpage, there's a link in my first post that goes there.
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